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Dept. of Homeland Security cancels bagpipe purchase order — wait, what?

By Doug Powers  •  April 11, 2013 02:33 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

If Janet Napolitano’s plan was to line the border with bagpipers in order to keep people from wanting to cross (not unlike Prussia’s short-lived 1914 border control experiment with an “accordion fence”), all I can say is this: “Brilliant!” It would be like a Maginot Line that plays Scotland the Brave.

It was too much to hope for, though, because the order has been canceled:


It’s possible they were looking for equipment replacements for the US Coast Guard Pipe Band, but most likely the administration was simply covering their bases in case they have to host a funeral for the economy before too long but realized the sequester wasn’t the best time to be soliciting bids for horsehair sporrans and Tam O’Shanters.

More at Twitchy.

Finally, just because I’m in that mood now, “piper down”:

(h/t Free Republic and Drudge)

**Written by Doug Powers

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